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Richie Sambora Will Go to Rehab -- Again

4/28/2011 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richie Sambora will be checking into rehab, sources confirm with TMZ.

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We're told Richie has fallen off the wagon, and Richie made the decision yesterday to enter rehab.  We're told he has not checked in yet, but the plan is that he will enter shortly - possibly today.

Sambora has been struggling with substance abuse for years.  He checked into Cirque Lodge in Utah back in 2007, and again at the UCLA Medical Center that same year.

Sambora pled no contest in 2008 to DUI after getting popped in Laguna Beach with his daughter in the car.  Richie just got off probation last week for that offense.

Sambora has a concert scheduled with Bon Jovi on April 30 in New Orleans.  No word on whether the show will go on.

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northern gypsy    

here's another one that needs a swift kick up the a$$ !!!
don't commit to a concert...if your still f*cked up...
hey...it's your fans that made you...show us some respect !!!

1211 days ago
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Eva    

There goes my ticket for the May 7 show ...

1211 days ago
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bahhh    

GOOD LUCK RICHIE!!! you can do it!!! set an example for your daughter and beat those addictions once and for all!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!! Stay strong & hang tough!!!

As for the concert, I am sure JBJ was aware of this for a while now and I am sure he has a back up guitarist that could fill in if needed...Right now the main thing is getting Richie better!!! And I am sure Jon would agree 110% !!!!!!

1211 days ago
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ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff    

most likely woke up from a stupor with Denise Richards beside him and took one look and said ...if this is the best whore I can find.....damn better get my ass to rehab. Seems that bitch knows to date or marry a man with money and are drug addicts, easy money if a divorce comes!

1211 days ago
20.

sunshinerad    

junkie trash.

1211 days ago
21.

Noneurbusiness    

good for him......one less addict on the road that ppl have to worry about.

1211 days ago
22.

Lady    

great job man now let's hope charlie will go too!

1211 days ago
23.

Elle0375    

Eva about an hour ago
There goes my ticket for the May 7 show ...


Do you mean to admit that you actually paid money to see this washed up bafoon? You are a brave one.

1211 days ago
24.

Sherri    

I've seen the band 4 times on this tour and Richie seemed to be doing so well and so much energy. Sorry to hear he is having problems. Shows we are all only human. Take care Richie. All the Bon Jovi fans are behind you and pray you get the help you need. Keith Urban did it and look how much better he is now both personally and professionally. Love you guys forever!!!!

1211 days ago
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BananaHammock    

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Wow...Could you guys find a less flattering picture?

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1211 days ago
26.

Dawn    

Obviously for "writenow" to make that uneducated comment shows they know absolutely nothing about addiction. Addiction to drugs and/or alcohol is rarely something someone can simply "just stop" because they want. Read up before commenting on matters you know nothing about.

1211 days ago
27.

Bender    

Bon Jovi playing at a Jazz Festival is like Michael J. Fox giving lessons in brain surgery.

1211 days ago
28.

random poster    

At least he's a big enough perosn to admit he needs help. Heather just keeps popping her happy pills and mowing down street signs at 3 in the morning.

1211 days ago
29.

susan    

Wishing him all the best. His fans will stand by him.

1211 days ago
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debschira     

im just a commoner but it took me 25 trips to rehab before i got it right, i am now happy to say i am clean now for awhile!! Thanks to a lot of hard work and FAITH in My Lord JESUS CHRIST.

1211 days ago
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